When this rat chases a cat through a house, the scene is one right out of the cartoon "Tom and Jerry."
If you have rodents in your home, the best way to get rid of them is to get a cat, isn't it? After all, cats chase and kill rodents and will quickly bring the rodent population in your home down to nothing. At least, that's what cats are supposed to do; but when a rat gets a different idea, this video turns into a real-life scene out of "Tom and Jerry."
What's pretty impressive about this video is that the rat doesn't just scare the cat - he proceeds to chase him around the house. The cat is having none of it, but the rat seems quite confident in his pursuit. If you're not a fan of rats (or of the cartoon "Tom and Jerry"), then you may want to look the other way when this video starts.
Rodents aren't welcome in the home, unless they're pets, but it doesn't look like this cat will do much about it. Thankfully, there are a number of ways that you can manage rodents without having to rely on your cats to do it for you.
But before you set out to put down mouse or rat poison in your home, please realize that the poison can also harm your pets. Your pets could potentially get to and eat the poison, but there's a second, lesser-known way that it could harm them. If a mouse or rat ingests the poison and your pet then eats the mouse or rat, it's possible for your pet to be poisoned, too.
If you ever suspect that your pet has ingested mouse or rat poison, take him to the vet immediately.
A better alternative to poisoning rodents is to seal up any access holes in order to keep them out. An exterminator will be able to provide advice on how to handle rodents in your specific home, all while keeping your pets safe.